Author Archives: Evan Birchfield

Pre-Training Camp 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings

By Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield, here with the first of my Fantasy Football articles in 2018. Following a rather slow offseason, and with the NFL Draft now over, we can look forward to the regular season.

If you recall, last year I would do a weekly article with my projections of how Falcons players would perform for that week. This year I’m going to continue doing the same, with the addition of my projection for the top 10 NFL performers for that week, per position. For this article, I am going to give a top 5 per position (PPR) heading into Training Camp.

With that being said, let’s get started! Continue reading

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Falcons Uniform History

By Evan Birchfield

Greeting Rise Up Readers!

We recently got to a look at the Tennessee Titans’ and Jacksonville Jaguars’ new uniforms as they changed out their game day wear. As someone who has long-wished for the Falcons to make a change, the move inspired me to give a brief history of the Falcons past uniforms. It’s unclear if the Falcons will make a change anytime soon, and considering what Nike has done for most teams, it may be for the better that we don’t change up our look. Continue reading

An Appreciation for Falcons K Matt Bryant

By: Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, I’m back with another awesome article. I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”, right? Well, we have an opportunity to appreciate what we have, specifically in kicker Matt Bryant. Continue reading

Evan Birchfield’s 2018 Pro Bowl Preview

By Evan Birchfield

Greetings Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield. It is Pro Bowl Week for the NFL, so I’m going to discuss the Falcons who were selected, as well as my experience attending the week-long event last year. Continue reading

Falcons Fantasy Outlook—Week 15 vs. Buccaneers

by Evan Birchfield

Hello again, Rise Up Readers! I’m back with the Falcons Fantasy Outlook for Week 15. In most leagues, Week 15 is the second round of the playoffs, so if you’ve made it this far, congrats! Before we discuss this week’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, let’s talk about our recent victory over the division-rival New Orleans Saints.

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Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Outlook: Week 14 vs. Saints

by Evan Birchfield

Welcome back, Rise Up Readers! It is I, the self-proclaimed Fantasy Guru, Evan. Hopefully you all won last week, and now you’re coming to me for advice in your fantasy playoff matchup? Maybe you just enjoy my articles? Whatever reason, I’m happy to see you’ve returned for the Week 14 outlook.

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Falcons Fantasy Outlook – Week 12

Welcome back, Rise Up Readers. I hope you all had a safe & happy Thanksgiving!

I am back with another Falcons Fantasy outlook for Week 12. If you have any fantasy questions, or just want to talk Falcons’ football, you can find me at @EvanBirchfield on Twitter. Continue reading

Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Outlook: 2017 Week 11

by Evan Birchfield

Greeting’s fellow Rise Up Readers, it is I, Evan Birchfield here with a Falcons fantasy football outlook for Week 11. As a new contributor to Rise Up Reader, I will let you know I’m very much into Fantasy Football, and I’d be happy to help you out with your fantasy decisions.

I’m going to try and limit the advice to Falcons related players only. If you’d like some fantasy advice on other players around the league, you can reach me on Twitter at @EvanBirchfield. With that being said, let’s figure out who to start (and not to start) against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night. (Predications based on PPR-league scoring.)

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Statistically Comparing the 2016 and 2017 Atlanta Falcons

by Evan Birchfield

We are now at the midpoint of the 2017 NFL season, with our Atlanta Falcons sitting at 4-4. Going into this season, many had doubts as to the level of success that our offense would have under the newly hired Offensive Coordinator, Steve Sarkisian. I don’t think many expected this season to go as it has, but nonetheless, here we are. Continue reading